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Black History Month holds personal significance for activities supervisor at Beaumont Commons, Dearborn

Dearborn, Mich., February 26, 2024 – Shavon Baker is well known for planning and promoting a vast number of activities year-round for residents on and off the campus of Beaumont Commons, Dearborn – including speakers and programs about Black History month in February.

What few residents and staff may know is that Black history holds special significance for Baker, the community's activities supervisor. She is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, a leader of the abolitionist movement to help end the practice of slavery before and after the American Civil War.

"Douglass was my fourth-gener...


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